• Belichick left with little options as the Pats continue to lose
  • Newton is aware he needs to play better for the Pats
  • The Patriots's season seems slowly fading away

The New England Patriots suffered their fourth-consecutive loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, 24-21, slipping to 2-5 in the AFC East.

Cam Newton started again for the Pats and showed slight improvement. Unfortunately, his efforts were not enough. Now pundits are questioning if coach Bill Belichick should change it up in the next couple of games.

While Newton performed well, a fumble made by the former NFL MVP proved costly for the Pats. He opted to make a rush in the final moments, a decision that onlookers felt led to the downfall of New England against Buffalo.

After the game, Newton knew that his decision was unacceptable. It cost the Pats the chance to either get a game-tying field goal or even win the game outright, ESPN reported.

The 31-year-old admits he must perform better as New England’s chances of getting back on track are slowly declining.

"I am still jeopardizing this team's success because of my lackluster performance of protecting the football. Coach trusts me with the ball in his hand and I wouldn't want it any other way. I just have to do a better job protecting it," Newton said.

With yet another loss to their cause, all the Pats can do right now is move on and continue to find ways to stop the bleeding.

New England tries to get a much-needed win next week when they face the New York Jets.

Most are now wondering if Belichick will continue to field Newton as their starting quarterback.

It appears he will stick with the 2011 NBA Draft first overall pick and is keeping the faith despite their misfortunes, Pro Football Talk reported.

“Cam’s our quarterback. It’s the way it’s been all year,” Belichick said.

The Patriots have Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham as alternatives, but Belichick remains confident that Newton will eventually come up and save the day.

It remains to be seen how his choice will pan out. As far as Newton is concerned, all he can do is try and hope things finally pick up.

"Nobody is feeling sorry for me, and I'm not feeling sorry for myself. I just have to be better and play 60 minutes of premium football," Newton said.

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Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots Getty Images | Billie Weis